Bochum 0-2 Werder Bremen: Fullkrug brace lifts the The River Islanders to victory

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Werder Bremen strolled past Bochum with a 2-0 win on Saturday at Vonovia Ruhrstadion. Both Bochum and Werder arrived at the match with previous defeats in the league. Bochum were hoping to get something from this game after losing their last match 1-0 to SC Freiburg, while Werder had lost their previous match against Eintracht Frankfurt. Bochum are now in 18th place, with 0 points from 5 matches, while Werder sit in 8th, with 8 points from 5.

Following a goalless first half, Werder continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Niclas Fullkrug gave them the lead, at 86 minutes. The River Islanders then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a penalty second effort from Niclas Fullkrug just before the final whistle to give a final score of 2-0.

Substitutions for Bochum included Philipp Hofmann, Patrick Osterhage, Christopher Antwi-Adjej and Ivan Ordets for Gerrit Holtmann, Simon Zoller, Philipp Forster and Jordi Osei-Tutu, respectively. Werder brought on Oliver Burke, Jens Stage, Niklas Stark, Nicolai Rapp and Ilia Gruev, to replace Marvin Ducksch, Romano Schmid, Amos Pieper, Niklas Schmidt and Christian Gross.

There were bookings for Simon Zoller and Cristian Gamboa from Bochum. For Werder, Mitchell Weiser and Amos Pieper saw yellow.

Bochum will next play Schalke away, with Werder facing Augsburg at home.

Technical card:
Bochum:Manuel Riemann, Cristian Gamboa, Vasilis Lampropoulos, Erhan Masovic, Jordi Osei-Tutu (Ivan Ordets, min.89), Takuma Asano, Philipp Forster (Christopher Antwi-Adjej, min.72), Kevin Stoger, Anthony Losilla, Gerrit Holtmann (Philipp Hofmann, min.65) and Simon Zoller (Patrick Osterhage, min.72)
Werder Bremen:Jiri Pavlenka, Marco Friedl, Milos Veljkovic, Amos Pieper (Niklas Stark, min.78), Mitchell Weiser, Romano Schmid (Jens Stage, min.74), Christian Gross (Ilia Gruev, min.90), Niklas Schmidt (Nicolai Rapp, min.90), Anthony Jung, Marvin Ducksch (Oliver Burke, min.74) and Niclas Fullkrug
Stadium:Vonovia Ruhrstadion
Goals:Niclas Fullkrug (0-1, min. 86) and Niclas Fullkrug (0-2, min. 90)